Note: Firm no longer in business, and a remedy is no longer available. Please discard or destroy the product.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 20, 2005
Release # 06-519
The following product safety recall was voluntarily conducted by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. Consumers should stop using the product immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of Product: Legacy Propane Infrared Plaque Heaters
Units: About 10,200. All recalled heaters have been returned to CFM.
Distributor: CFM Corporation, of Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
Manufacturer: Chant Kitchen Equipment, of Guandong, China
Hazard: Carbon monoxide hazard. A non-specification gasket around the heating plaques could allow heater carbon monoxide emissions to leak into the area in which the heater is being used.
Incidents/Injuries: No injuries or incidents of property damage have been reported.
Description: The heaters are propane infrared plaque space heaters sold after September 1, 2005. The units are rectangular in shape and the casing has a white finish. The heaters can be mounted on walls or stand on the floor. The name "Legacy" is centered on the front of the heater immediately below the grill. Affected units have one of the following model numbers:
The model number is located on the right side panel of the unit. All of the heaters were listed by the Canadian Standards Association.
Sold by: Heating and hardware retailers, and HVAC dealers in the U.S. sold these heaters from September 2005 through November 2005 for between $156 and $290.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: The firm is no longer in business, and a remedy is no longer available. Consumers should discard or destroy the product.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC's work to help ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and household chemicals -– contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years.
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